Cost Recovery Fees

The Wales Cancer Bank charges a cost recovery fee for the supply of samples and/or data to contribute towards the costs incurred in collecting and maintaining the biobank.

Fees charged for biosamples and/or data are made up of a combination of one or more of the following:

  • Administrative handling charge
  • Sample access and processing fee
  • Enhanced data collection fee 

If samples require courier transportation to reach the recipient, these shipping costs are to be met by the recipient.  If the receiving laboratory has an account with a courier that can provide suitable transportation (eg. dry ice), they can arrange the transfer on their account after confirming suitable dates and times with WCB.  If there is no suitable courier account, WCB will arrange transportation and invoice the recipient for the incurred costs.